Author Archives: Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford

About Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford is the editor of BLADE.

The Hammer passes.

Larry “The Hammer” Harley Passes Away

Larry Wayne “The Hammer” Harley, friend, knifemaker, bladesmith and knifemaking teacher to anyone who showed an interest—especially kids and “wounded warriors”—passed away in his sleep Feb. 12. He was 66. A lifelong resident of Bristol, Tennessee, Larry made knives under the business name of Lonesome Pine Knives. An American Bladesmith Society journeyman smith, he...

Hatchet Man's blade collection

Hatchet Man Blades on Strange Inheritance

The knife and edged-weapon collection of a man who once drew the FBI’s attention in the infamous Unabomber case will be the focus of the “Hatchet Man” episode of “Strange Inheritance” on the FOX Business Network tonight at 9 p.m. EST. Robert Marek dedicated his life to making and collecting knives, swords and axes,...

Bose on Handcrafted America.

Knifemaker Tony Bose on TV Tonight

Knifemaker Tony Bose, one of the world’s leading crafters of custom slip joints and a long-time knife collaborator with Case, will be the featured attraction of “Handcrafted America” at 9:30 EST tonight on the INSP Network. Hosted by Jill Wagner, “Handcrafted America” travels the USA to find the very best of what is made...

Chuck Ward is the 2017 BLADE Show photographer.

New BLADE Show Photographer is Chuck Ward

Long-time knife photographer Chuck Ward is the new Official BLADE Show Photographer, the BLADE Show and BLADE® Magazine are happy to report. The BLADE Show is the world’s largest and most important knife show and will be held in its 36th annual rendition June 2-4 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Chuck replaces...

Blondie Man's Blades in BLADE.

Blondie Man’s Blades in New BLADE®

The Blondie Man’s Blades, the latest in filework, the hottest knives of the hottest custom makers and much more highlight the new BLADE®, on newsstands now! ABS master smith Wally Hayes was an up-and-coming maker when he first met Chris Stein at a late 1990s New York Custom Knife Show. The co-founder and guitarist...

Flippers among those affected

Knife Bill Veto Targets Minorities

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s knife bill veto at the end of 2016 targets minorities and others who carry pocketknives. According to Knife Rights, Cuomo vetoed the Gravity Knife and Switchblade Reform Bill, or S. 6483-A. If he had approved it, the bill would have excluded the vast majority of pocketknives, linerlock and framelock...

BLADE on newsstands

Which Knifemakers Will Excel in 2017?

Which knifemakers will excel in 2017? What is the mark of knife greatness? When does the magic begin in the making of mosaic damascus, aka canned steel? What were the knife industry’s top stories of 2016? What will not happen in the knife industry in 2017? These and other edge-pressing questions are answered in...